UC’s graduate program in Curriculum & Instruction: Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) further an educator’s skills in design, evaluation, and use of media and technology for education. IDT is an interdisciplinary program drawing from the fields of cognitive science, education, and computer science.
With a focus on design, IDT students learn to develop and research instructional technology for a variety of content areas, learning types and settings. Graduates of the program work in museums, publishing companies, higher-education institutions, corporate training centers, health institutions, non-profit research organizations, and educational media production companies.
IDT students complete internships that provide them with the opportunity to conduct research or assessment within a real-world setting, and work with a variety of new media and technology such as online telecommunications, gaming and simulations, interactive video, and other computer tools to support learning.
IDT offers both a Master’s (M.Ed.) and Doctoral degree (Ph.D.).